The Poetry Project

Master Class

Epistemic Virtues of Writing — Master Class with Yuri Herrera

The Poetry Project has presently suspended all events through the end of April 2020, with the strong possibility that events will need to be suspended beyond this due to COVID-19. We will be offering full refunds for any impacted events, and will also work to reschedule as needed.

In this Master Class, participants will explore estrangement and decentering as epistemic virtues of writing. Through writing exercises like inventing new prefixes and suffixes and devising alternative taxonomies, participants will experiment with tools to both create the sensation of strangeness before reality and before language, and to conceive the possibility of telling a story from a “marginal” starting point.

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